Learning Objectives

The Learning Objectives of Eternity Bible College

Eternity Bible College has developed 14 key learning objectives which are met by the curriculum over the entire course of a student’s program of study. At Eternity, we focus on more than giving grades for completing courses. Students must demonstrate that they have gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with meeting the following objectives. The Bachelor of Biblical Studies addresses all 14 objectives, the Associate in Foundations of Christian Thought addresses 12, while the Certificate Programs address 10.

 

Learning Objectives for the Bachelor of Biblical Studies

1. Bible Backgrounds: Gain sufficient knowledge of the geography, history, social and cultural backgrounds of the Old and New Testament Scriptures to be able to interpret the Bible with sensitivity to these vital contextual issues.

2. Bible Study Methods: Understand, value, and use appropriately the principles of sound interpretation and application of the Bible, including analysis of presuppositions, general rules, and specialized principles for the various biblical genres.

3. Bible Knowledge: Learn the general content, purpose, structure, themes, relationship, and theology of the Old and New Testament Scriptures.

4. Theological Method: Learn to develop their theology from the foundation of the Bible rather than interpreting the Bible through the lens of their theology.

5. Story of God: Understand the entire story of the Bible and how each individual book fits in the context of the overall story.

6. Bible Application: Learn to consistently work out the various implications of passages of Scripture, including both personal (both individualistic and corporate) application and theological implications.

7. Philosophy of Ministry: Develop and live out a philosophy of ministry that is derived primarily from the Scriptures.

8. Worldview Engagement: Actively engage differing worldviews in a meaningful discussion in a gracious yet fearless manner.

9. Historical Development of Various Issues: Be able to understand and critique at a foundational level the philosophical and historical influences that have shaped humanity in general and Western culture in particular.

10. World Religions: Be able to articulate the basic tenets of the major world religions.

11. Cultural Engagement: Be able to significantly examine and appreciate a particular culture and learn to apply biblical truth to address the questions, concerns, and problems of that culture.

12. Global Theological Environment: Understand how the contemporary global theological environment developed historically from the time of the apostles.

13. Research Skills, Written Communication, Reading, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving: Understand how to apply knowledge in any vocation by utilizing appropriate research skills, problem solving, communication, and people skills.

14. Christian Maturity: Pursue Christian maturity in every aspect of their person as a vital member of a local body of believers.

 

Learning Objectives for the Associate in Foundations of Christian Thought

1. Bible Backgrounds: Students will develop an understanding of the background of the biblical books and the biblical worldview. They will gain sufficient knowledge of the geography, history, social, and cultural backgrounds of the Old Testament Scriptures to be able to interpret the Bible with sensitivity to these vital contextual issues.

2. Bible Study Methods: Students will develop the ability to apply methods of biblical interpretation. They will understand, value, and use appropriately the principles of sounds interpretation and application of the Bible, including analysis of presuppositions, general rules, and specialized principles for the various biblical genres.

 3. Bible Knowledge and Story of God: Students will develop a familiarity with the Bible. They will learn the general content, purpose, structure, themes, relationships, and theology of the Old and New Testament Scriptures. They will also understand the entire story of the Bible and how each individual book fits in the context of the overall story.

4. Theological Method: Students will develop the ability develop their theology from the Scriptures, rather than interpreting the Bible through the lens of theology.

5. Philosophy of Ministry: Students will develop a biblical understanding of ministry in general. They will develop and live out a philosophy of ministry that is derived primarily from the Scriptures.

6. Worldview Engagement: Students will develop the ability to engage various worldviews in meaningful discussion in a gracious yet fearless manner.

7. Historical Development of Various Issues: Students will develop an understanding of the development of major historical issues. They will be able to understand and critique at a foundational level the philosophical and historical influences that have shaped humanity in general and Western culture in particular.

8. World Religions: Students will gain a familiarity of with the major world religions.

9. Story of God and Bible Application: Students will develop the ability to think biblically. This includes an understanding of the Bible as described in objective #2, but students will also learn to consistently work out the various implications of passages of Scripture, including both personal (both individual and corporate) application and theological implications.

10. Cultural Engagement: Students will develop the ability to understand, assess, and speak into culture in general and youth culture in particular. They will learn to significantly examine and appreciate youth culture and learn to apply biblical truth to address the questions, concerns, and problems of that culture.

11. Research Skills, Written Communication, Reading, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving: Students will develop their communication skills. They will understand how to apply knowledge in ministering to youth by utilizing appropriate research, problem solving, communication, and people skills.

12. Christian Maturity: Students will develop in their Christian maturity. They will pursue Christian maturity in every aspect of their person as a vital member of a local body of believers.

 

Learning Objectives for the Certificate of Biblical Studies

1. Bible Backgrounds: Gain sufficient knowledge of the geography, history, social and cultural backgrounds of the Old and New Testament Scriptures to be able to interpret the Bible with sensitivity to these vital contextual issues.

2. Bible Study Methods: Understand, value, and use appropriately the principles of sound interpretation and application of the Bible, including analysis of presuppositions, general rules, and specialized principles for the various biblical genres.

3. Bible Knowledge: Learn the general content, purpose, structure, themes, relationship, and theology of the Old and New Testament Scriptures.

4. Theological Method: Learn to develop their theology from the foundation of the Bible rather than interpreting the Bible through the lens of their theology.

5. Story of God: Understand the entire story of the Bible and how each individual book fits in the context of the overall story.

6. Bible Application: Learn to consistently work out the various implications of passages of Scripture, including both personal (both individualistic and corporate) application and theological implications.

7. Philosophy of Ministry: Develop and live out a philosophy of ministry that is derived primarily from the Scriptures.

8. Worldview Engagement: Actively engage differing worldviews in a meaningful discussion in a gracious yet fearless manner.

9. Research Skills, Written Communication, Reading, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving: Understand how to apply knowledge in any vocation by utilizing appropriate research skills, problem solving, communication, and people skills.

10. Christian Maturity: Pursue Christian maturity in every aspect of their person as a vital member of a local body of believers.